Even today, a few years after the success of the film “Call Me By Your Name,” there are many people who want to know exactly Call Me By Your Name locations are, the Luca Guadagnino’s gay-themed film that won the Academy Award and the BAFxTA award for Best Non-Original Screenplay to James Ivory, was shot.
In addition to the homosexual love story between Elio and Oliver, it was the film’s setting that captured the attention and admiration of international audiences, with the striking Lombard landscapes, often off the tourist track (such as those of the countryside between Lodi and Crema that are glimpsed in Guadagnino’s film).
Today we go over and compile a list of the Call Me By Your Name locations, especially those where the scenes between the two lovers Elio and Oliver take place, hoping that from here you will be able to draw some useful information for your next itinerary.
Anyway, we would like to remind you that QuiikyTourOperator is the first travel agency in Italy to organize gay friendly CMBYN group tour, with English-speaking professional guide to discover the locations of the film: an ideal tour where you can make new acquaintances and form friendships with people who share the same passion for cinema and traveling together.
Where is Call Me By Your Name set in Italy?
Here is a list of the locations of Guadagnino’s film “Call Me With Your Name” and the scenes that take place there between Elio and Oliver:
Villa Vimercate Griffoni Albergoni
Main Gate: Via Roma 15 (Moscazzano – CR)
Green gate and tower: Via Montodine (Moscazzano CR)
In this country villa, Elio and Oliver spend much of their time together and fall in love. There are many tourists who try to pass through the gates to visit the villa internally, but today this is no longer possible. The estate has prevented visits, even for a fee.
Vittorio Emanuele III Square – Pandino (Cremona)
In the square of Pandino, stands the war memorial where Elio first confides his love to Elio by repeating the phrase “I wanted you to know“. Also, the two boys take the blue bus to go to Bergamo from this square.
Piazza XXV Aprile – Montodine (Cremona)
This is the square where the two main characters take the blue bus to go to Bergamo.
Piazza Duomo – Crema (CR)
Crema is the setting for the scene of Elio and Oliver sitting at the small table in the “Bar del Domo” relaxing on the hot, sunny summer day of 1983: a scene that went viral on the Web. The Pro Loco of Crema decided to place a small table, three chairs and two bicycles (the very ones used by the actors) to allow tourists to take a selfie!
In Crema there are other iconic places in the film, such as the newsstand (in Piazza del Duomo), where Elio and Oliver confide with fullness and intensity the feelings they have for each other, and the kissing door (in Via Marazzi, 1).
Lake Garda – Sirmione (BS)
House of Catullus: Piazzale Orti Manara, 4 – Sirmione
Jamaica Beach: at the foot of the House of Catullus.
In Sirmione, famous for its charming historic center, beautiful beaches on Lake Garda and the Thermal Baths of Catullus, Luca Guadagnino sets a scene from the film “Call Me By Your Name”: the one where Professor Perlman takes Elio and Oliver to see the statue found in the waters.
The setting is the house of Catullus, while the beach where the scene of the discovery of the statue is filmed is “Jamaica Beach.”
Two routes can be taken to reach this beach: one that runs along the lake from the municipal lido, the other (more scenic) that starts from the entrance to Catullus’ caves.
Laghetto dei Riflessi – Serio Regional Park – Ricengo (CR)
In this countryside area, Elio and Oliver ride their bicycles and bathe in the iconic Laghetto dei Riflessi, the fascinating place chosen by Guadagnino to set one of the film’s most memorable scenes.
Tourists and fans to emulate the lake bathing done by Elio and Elivan, however, transgress an explicit prohibition. There are, in fact, on multiple locations of bathing bans (in both Italian and English). The volunteer ecological guards of the Serio Park must, for this very reason, work overtime in the summer to preserve this naturalistic place of rare beauty.
Serio Falls – Valbondione, Bergamo
Departing from Valbondione: CAI trail 305 (the most comfortable, with mule track); CAI trail 332 (steeper)
Another unforgettable scene from the film “Call Me By Your Name” is that of Elio and Oliver’s run up the slope, behind which appears the triple drop of the Serio Waterfalls, the second highest in Italy that plunge from a height of about 1,800 meters.
Making an excursion to this specific place is not always possible: there are, in fact, 5 openings per year. It is worthwhile, therefore, to find out well in advance when you can access this area, and since it is a mountain hike, it is useful to bring suitable clothing.
Piazza Rosate – Bergamo Alta (BG)
During an evening, Elio and Oliver walk through the historic center of Bergamo Alta until they reach Piazza Rosate, where in the parking lot of the Liceo Sarpi there are some boys listening to a Richard Butler song. Here Oliver stops to dance. Soon after, it is here that he ends up in the arms of Elio, where he exchanges a passionate kiss with him.
Last Call Me By Your Name location: CLUSONE STATION
We are not actually in Clusone station, but in a small train station outside Crema: that of Pizzighettone (CR), a hamlet between the countryside and the river with very ancient origins. In the film